21 May 2016

Anzac Commemorative Medallion

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the evacuation of Gallipoli a bronze medallion was issued. Surviving Anzacs received a lapel badge with the medallion while the NOK of deceased veterans had to apply for the medallion.
This example was presented to Joseph Morris Zines who enlisted in WA at the age of 19. He was born in St Petersburg. Joseph didn't marry but had a brother, Harry, who had a family I could trace. I've recently spoken to Joe's nephew who I'll send the medallion to soon.
Thanks to Steve P who sent this to me.
The returned medal tally is now 1826.

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